'Colossians' Tagged Posts

'Colossians' Tagged Posts

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 24

This week we will read through Philemon, which we will study July 8, and Colossians, which we will look at July 1.  “Paul wrote the letter to the church at Colossae when he learned through Epaphras that heretical teachings were running through the church.  Paul’s letter pointed the church to the person and work of Jesus Christ.  The cross of Christ is not merely a theory for theologians to ponder; it’s a real-life, real-time reality that heals, restores, and reconciles.…

Bible Reading Plan For Week of March 25

This time between Palm Sunday and Easter is referred to as the Passion Week or Holy Week.  This name represents the passion with which Jesus willingly went to the cross. He did this to pay for your sins—the sins of all of His people.  As you read this week think about what Jesus suffered on your behalf.  Remember how, as the Lamb of God, he became the sufficient substitute for your sins.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 18

First Peter is written to Jewish believers struggling in the midst of persecution. Peter encourages them to pursue righteous living and holy conduct because of who Christ is and what He has done.  As you read this book this week think about who you are in Christ and how you should act.  Who we are should determine our behavior.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 11

James is a book of action and gives believers some practical things to do in regards to how they live the Christian life.  Although written to Jewish believers who had been dispersed, the content is very relevant for today.  “James, with its devotion to direct, pungent statements on wise living, is reminiscent of the book of Proverbs.” (MacArthur Study Bible)  So gain wisdom this week and be a “doer of the Word.” On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 4

This week we will spend time in the New Testament book of 1 John.  It is one of three letters, in addition to his gospel and Revelation, that John writes to encourage people in the faith of Jesus. The basics of Christianity are emphasized and the words fellowship, light, and love are foundational.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our…

Bible Reading Plan for week of February 25

Sunday in our Gospel Groups we learned about Paul’s time in Ephesus.  After his time there he wrote a letter to this church.  Ephesians is a powerful book that contains much theological and practical content.  As you read through the book learn who you are in Christ and then how to live in that reality.   On Saturday and Sunday we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 18

On Paul’s way to Athens in Acts 17, he stopped and shared about Christ in Thessalonica.  He wasn’t well received, but he persevered to fulfill God’s purpose for him.  As we continue reading through the NT, we’ll read 1 and 2 Thessalonians this week, and on Saturday and Sunday we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, February 18 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday,…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 11

We studied Acts 16 in our Gospel Groups and discovered that Paul and Silas traveled to Philippi and presented truth to at least three individuals.  The gospel message was received and it starts bearing much fruit.  The church at Philippi is formed and Paul has a strong affection for this body of believers.  Therefore, we’ll read through Paul’s letter to the Philippians this week and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 4

In Acts 15 we see that the Jerusalem Council concludes that salvation is by grace through faith.  Nothing needs to be added to Jesus.  “[Paul’s] letter to the Galatians is a vigorous attack against the gospel of works, and a defense of the gospel of faith.”  This week we will read through Galatians, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 28

This week we will finish reading through the book of Proverbs.  Don’t just check off that you read the book, but practice and implement the practical living wisdom that you learned.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January 28 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 29 – Proverbs 21:1 – 22:29 Tuesday, January 30 – Proverbs 23:1 – 24:34 Wednesday, January 31 – Proverbs 25:1 – 26:28…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 21

Fill your mind with the wisdom of God as we continue reading through the book of Proverbs.  Apply these truths to your life and put them into practice.  Let’s be hearers and doers of the Word.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January 21 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 22 – Proverbs 11:1 – 12:28 Tuesday, January 23 – Proverbs 13:1 – 14:35…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 14

The book of Proverbs is filled with much wisdom and practical insights. These concise statements that convey truth give us guidelines for how to live.  This week we’ll start reading through Proverbs to gain wisdom about discipline, family, self-control, the tongue, marriage, and finances.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January 14 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 15 – Proverbs 1:1…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 7

This week we will look at the Old Testament book of Esther.  Although God is not mentioned specifically in this book, you can see His sovereignty displayed in the events.  God controls all of history, and He protects His people.  We’ll read through this book during the week, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January…

Colossians Overview

On Sunday, we begin a sermon series through the Book of Colossians verse by verse.  I am so excited to spend three months walking through this wonderful text on what biblical discipleship looks like within the context of a local church. This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought through the Book of Colossians. The Bible Project is a non-profit creating animated videos that explain the narrative of the Bible. These videos are free to use for personal…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 31

One year is ending and another year is beginning.  During the next few months Pastor Travis will be preaching through Colossians.  We’ll read through this book during the week to prepare us for this study, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and review the book of Colossians for the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, December 31 – 1 Samuel 7:1-17 Monday, January…

2018[ish] Sermons

As I began to plan for the 2018 preaching calendar, I asked the church to pray that I would receive clear direction.  I set aside Sept. 26th as a day to fast, pray, and study.  My specific prayer was to receive a good portion of clarity regarding 2018, but we all know that God does exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think (Eph. 3:20). Instead of receiving direction for just 2018, I actually have an outline through Easter…